About Grabbist Hill and Dunster

Grabbist Hill provides a wonderful range of habitats, right on the doorstep of Dunster.  This heather covered "purple headed mountain" provided the inspiration for the hymn "All things bright and beautiful",  is  the home of one of the most endangered breeding British butterflies, has an Iron Age Hill fort and provides wonderful views of Dunkery and across to Wales.  Dunster below has all the features you would expect of an English medieval village. Classroom and field learning resources focus upon:

Flora and Fauna

The Iron Age

Exmoor’s changing landscape

The characteristics of rural settlement

Moorland Management e.g. Swaling

There are gentle walks on the hill and through Dunster. Parking for coaches and with facilities close by.